Geometric Artist Hong Seung-hye Expands Boundaries of Her Digital Art


Geometric artist Hong Seung-hye's work "When Flowering" is seen in this photo provided by Kukju Gallery.

Geometric artist Hong Seung-hye’s work “When Flowering” is seen in this photo provided by Kukju Gallery.

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire)Contemporary artist Hong Seung-hye is known for geometric works based on the form of computer pixels, but she has long dreamed of breaking from the rectangular grid and expanding the boundary of her art world.

Since her debut in 1997, Hong has drawn attention for radically simplistic artworks based on pixels, the smallest unit of a digital image on a computer monitor, adopting Adobe Photoshop as her main tool.

Looking back on her past career, the 64-year-old felt it was time to “liberate” herself from the old style and try something new and learned Adobe Illustrator.

She explored several different tools and methods in the program and now is ready to show off her latest artworks in her latest solo exhibition, “Over the Layers II,” which opened at Kukje Gallery in downtown Seoul on Thursday.

“I wanted to talk about the happiness of liberation. It’s been 25 years since I have been locked in the world of…

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